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Sunday July 23

06:30
Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Merging form and...

The team continues buckling down on its Super Glue Gun project. Felix brings together a custom-designed motor control circuit that will be used for extruding the glue. Meanwhile, Ben cuts up the perfboard to prototype the size of the printed circ...

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03:32
Nissan preps its semi-autonomous driving assist for...

Nissan is one step closer to bringing its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist feature to American roads. The automaker has shed more light on the US-optimized version of the assistant ahead of its launch in the new Leaf near the end of 2017. As Nissan st...

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03:08
Logic Pro X 10.3.2

Adds three new Drummers and enables you to customized new Drummer loops placed in songs. ($199.99 new, free update, 1.35 GB)

 

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00:49
How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner,...




Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with them later. AppleInsider staffers show you what apps and hardware we use to scan everything from single receipts to the contents of a history archive.

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Saturday July 22

22:33
Twitch will stream the '80s arcade gaming show...

Starcade, the '80s TV show that had participants compete in arcade video games, will be back by the end of August. No, not as a reboot, which is in the works, but as a Twitch marathon. The video gaming platform has teamed up with Shout! Factory, the...

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20:25
Yes, Microsoft is still working on a 'Halo...

Remember the Halo live action TV show Microsoft announced way back in 2013? Unlike Spartans that never die, it sure felt like the project's been dead for quite a while. The tech titan told AR12Gaming in an interview, though, that it has never stopped...

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19:11
Wells Fargo accidentally leaks 50,000 clients'...

Wells Fargo accidentally leaked thousands of sensitive documents, but not in the way you think. The bank wasn't hacked, and its computers didn't go on the fritz: it just inadvertently sent 1.4 gigabytes of files to a former financial adviser who subp...

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18:05
'Westworld' season 2 trailer reveals a...

Westworld won't return to TV until 2018, but we're getting a peek at what that return will entail... and things have clearly gone downhill. A new trailer for the second season reveals that the robots are rebelling against the humans who've treated th...

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17:23
Latest 'Star Trek: Discovery' trailer...

No, CBS' much-delayed Star Trek: Discovery still isn't out yet, but you're at least getting a better look at how the streaming-focused series will play out. The broadcaster has released a hefty second trailer for the show that gives a better look at...

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17:01
1Password 6.8

Adds capability for creating vaults for 1Password.com accounts. ($64.99 new, free update, 48.2 MB)

 

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16:20
Watch the full 'Stranger Things' season 2...

At last, Netflix is offering more than minuscule teasers for Stranger Things' second season. The service just premiered a full-length trailer for season 2, and it sheds much more light on what to expect. It reveals just how much Will is affected by t...

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14:58
Drowned security robot wasn't a victim of foul...

By now you've probably heard of that security robot that fell into a fountain in Washington, DC-- it's practically the stuff of legend as far as the internet is concerned. But what really happened on that tragic day? We're starting to get a clearer p...

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14:48
Network & server issues plague first Pokémon GO...

Niantic heavily touted this weekend’s Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago, the first-ever event of its kind. Despite the company’s promises, however, the event didn’t live up to expectations. Server and network issues plagued Pokémon GO Fest from the start, and Niantic is now saying it will offer refunds to those who attended…

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13:52
Cortana Makes Smart Thermostat a Glas Act


Microsoft and Johnson Controls have unveiled Glas, a smart thermostat that runs on Microsoft's Windows 10 IoT Core, a special OS designed specifically for smaller devices. Glas also utilizes Microsoft's smart voice assistant Cortana and its Azure Cloud to help users save energy while monitoring air quality in the home. Heating and cooling of a residential home accounts for around 48 percent of energy use, making it the largest energy expense for most families, noted Johnson Controls, a provider of HVAC, fire and security systems.

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13:27
Watch the nostalgic trailer for Spielberg's...

After no shortage of hype, Warner Bros. is finally ready to show what Steven Spielberg's take on Ready Player One is all about. The studio has released the first trailer for the adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel, and it's clear that the flick is pla...

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12:51
Apple appoints Deirdre O’Brien to lead human...

“vice president of People” sounds….odd.

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12:34
Steve Jobs' Life Is Now An Opera

An anonymous reader quotes CNN's report on a new project from Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell:
"The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs" is set to open on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Opera, home to the largest summer-opera festival in U.S. The high-tech production, which runs until August 26, jumps in and out of key moments in the Apple founder's life, from early product-development days alongside Steve Wozniak and the launch of the original iPhone, to his wedding day with Laurene Powell Jobs... The opera features an electronic score, developed by Mason Bates, that incorporates sounds from the products Jobs created, including the audio synonymous with turning on an early Macintosh computer. The libretto, or operatic script, doesn't call out words like Apple or iPhone due to copyright issues; instead, it uses descriptors like "one device" to reference the smartphone. "Only one device, does it all," the libretto reads. "In one hand, all your need. One device....

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12:15
Hands On: Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds attachments,...




Fantastical 2.4 for Mac adds key new features, and AppleInsider checks to see if the $50 entry price is worth it.

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11:58
UK drone rules will require you to take safety tests

US officials might be easing up on drone regulations, but their UK counterparts are pushing forward. The British government has instituted rules that require you to not only register any robotic aircraft weighing over 250g (0.55lbs), but to take a "s...

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11:04
∞ The Dalrymple Report Podcast: With Guest Rene...

Rene joins me this week to talk about all of the iPhone 8 rumors that have been swirling around lately and what they mean for the consumer and Apple.

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10:30
ASUS ROG Zephyrus review: Gaming laptops will never...

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is an entirely new breed of gaming notebook. It packs in the most powerful laptop graphics hardware on the market, NVIDIA's GTX 1080, in a frame that's almost half the size of similar machines. Mostly, that's due to being one of...

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10:01
Transmit 5.0

Major new release for popular file transfer app adds a new synchronization service and connection with 10 new cloud services. ($45 new, free update, 62.0 MB)

 

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09:00
Recommended Reading: Instagram's influence on...

Instagram Is Pushing
Restaurants to Be
Kitschy, Colorful and
Irresistible to Photographers
Casey Newton,
The Verge

It's no secret that Instagram is full of brunch pics and food porn, but restaurants have noticed the trend. The Verge details how fo...

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08:03
Happy Hour Podcast 129 | Clips meets Disney/Pixar,...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes in watchOS 4 beta 3, the first major update to Apple’s Clips app, detailed new emoji coming later this year, Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal, new VP roles at the company, and the latest iPhone 8 (and iPhone SE) rumors.

9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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07:22
Irish government establishing a fund to mange $15.2...

The Irish government is establishing a fund to manage the estimated 13 billion euros (about $15.2 billion) it will collect from Apple in back taxes, nearly a year after the European Commission ruled the country had provided a “sweetheart deal” on tax to the U.S. firm, according to Bloomberg.

The government and the tech giant will jointly appoint a custodian to hold the money to be deposited by the iPhone maker, the finance ministry said in an emailed statement. The funds will be held in escrow pending appeals by Apple and Ireland, which could take years. One or more investment managers will also be hired to manage the money, notes Bloomberg.

The European Union, Europe’s anti-trust and consumer investigation agency claims that Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have attracted investment and jobs by helping...

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07:15
Apple retail stores getting ‘Lead,’ ‘Schedule...

According to MacRumors Apple is introducing two all-new Apple Store positions dubbed “Lead” and “Schedule Planner.” Applications open Monday, July 24, although select stores started interviewing candidates as early as a few weeks ago, the article says. 

The Lead position will give team members the chance to learn the ins and outs of running an Apple Store firsthand, according to MacRumors. Most of the Lead’s time will be spent as the Support Leader on the Floor, responsible for managing employee breaks and zoning in the store, and addressing customer concerns. 

Support Leader on the Floor also entails communicating daily objectives, reinforcing store policies, and motivating team members by delivering feedback for career development, according to one employee's LinkedIn profile, the article adds.

Apple has 499 retail stores in 23 countries and an online store available in 39 countries.

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07:00
Hobbyist developers will make $30 million via '...

Roblox has exploded over the past two years. It's not quite a game and not quite a development platform, allowing players to boot up millions of user-made projects, or create their own games and immediately publish them across all supported platforms...

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06:39
This week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability...

In this week’s top stories: OLED iPhone 8 availability and pricing reports, iOS 10.3.3, the latest intel on Apple’s secret car project, new apps and updates, and much more.

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05:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. We'll take a look back at some of the big stories from earlier this week, plus key updates like NASA's tips for viewing a solar eclipse.

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05:00
Apple’s ‘electronic document thinning’ involves its...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,710,944) for “electronic document thinning” that involves is iBooks Author software. iBooks is a free ebook app that allows you to read publications purchased at the iBooks Store. iBooks Author lets you create iBooks textbooks (as well as other types of books) for the iPad and Mac.

The patent involves a system for authoring, publishing, and distribution of electronic documents is provided. The system includes a content authoring and publishing application to author and publish electronic documents, a content distribution system to distribute electronic documents, and a set of user devices that include digital content viewing applications that are used to read the electronic documents. The content authoring and publishing application is used to author and publish high-resolution versions of electronic documents. 

The high-resolution version of each document is associated with a set of annotations for each high-resolution image...

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04:47
Intel slams Qualcomm in new legal filing, alleges a...

After being named in a group legal filing expressing support for Apple in its case against Qualcomm, Intel has now filed its own statement with the International Trade Commission. The chipmaker alleges that Qualcomm is not licensing its patents at a fair rate and thus abusing its position in the industry.

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04:30
Mobile is now the preferred platform for reading...

The rise of mobile technology has transformed the world in many ways, including the way users interact with email. Mobile email opens have nearly doubled over the past five years and more than half of emails are now opened on mobile devices, according to a new research report from email solutions provider Return Path.

The Email Client Experience analyzes the breakdown of platforms and devices that people use to open email. The report also looks at when people are most likely to open email, as well as the length of time they typically spend reading an email. Data from May 2016 to April 2017 is compared with results from a similar study in 2012...

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04:00
Some tips for spotting a phishing email

Ninety-four precent of NordVPN’s National Privacy Test respondents said they would ignore an email request from a bank asking for personal information. Yet statistics show that up to 45% of Internet users keep clicking on dangerous links or providing personal information where they shouldn’t.

The prevalence of phishing scams signals that more sophisticated baits are still very profitable for cyber criminals, according to the folks at NordVPN, a VPN service provider. In another example, Kaspersky reports that Kaspersky Lab products blocked 51 million attempts to open a phishing page in the first quarter (Q1) 2017. 

According to Verizon’s research conducted in 2016, 30% of phishing emails get opened. This suggests that although users may recognize basic malicious emails...

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01:49
Strava's new Premium perks will insure your...

Strava makes a popular tracking app for workout warriors, however many cyclists have questions about whether its $60 per year (or $8 per month) Premium package is worth the cost. Features already include personalized feedback, analysis and more, but...

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01:48
Safari 10.1.2

Patches security vulnerabilities when running in Yosemite and El Capitan. (Free)

 

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Friday July 21

23:48
iTunes 12.6.2

Unspecified minor app and performance improvements. (Free, 270 MB)

 

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21:49
Security Update 2017-003 (Yosemite and El Capitan)

Resolves security vulnerabilities in Apple’s older operating systems.. (Free, various sizes)

 

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21:48
This week on AI: 'Apple Car' & '...




Batteries, oddly, ended up being a theme of Apple product rumors this week -- including ones for the company's possible electric car. The "iPhone 8" otherwise dominated headlines, with less than two months to go before an expected announcement.

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20:54
'Minecraft' novel by 'World War Z...

As strange as it sounds, Minecraft got the novelization treatment, and the final product is now out for purchase. The good news is that the Mojang team put Microsoft's millions to good use by commissioning Max Brooks, author of the apocalyptic zombie...

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19:32
'The Defenders' Comic-Con trailer features...

Stop us if you've heard this one before: There's a threat facing New York, and a few of Marvel's punch-happy heroes need to clean it up. Based on the new trailer shown tonight at Comic-Con -- where, Deadline reports, Netflix screened the entire first...

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18:48
Google Play Music tweak adds a sidebar full of...

As a music streaming service, Google Play Music works well enough but its user interface leaves an awful lot to be desired. Following the mobile app's update that added persistent navigation buttons, as 9to5 Google spotted, Mountain View has added th...

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18:07
Watch: Hands-on with the new iPad app dock in iOS 11




With the newly revamped iPad app dock in iOS 11, Apple introduces a completely new interaction experience more in line with macOS. Check out the new UI, which supports in-the-dock app interactions and drag-and-drop gestures, in this AppleInsider video.

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17:58
Apple set open applications for new "Lead...




Apple is reportedly adding two new jobs to its retail roster in the "Lead," an assistant manager type role, and "Schedule Planner" positions.

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17:52
Spider-Man and Frank West join latest ‘Marvel vs....

Like comic books, fighting games are ripe for the crossover treatment. Nintendo has done it with good success in the Super Smash Bros. series, bringing characters from disparate franchises like Street Fighter and Fire Emblem together to brawl on the...

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16:54
Aphex Twin is the latest artist to open an online...

Aphex Twin is opening an online record store. For his own music, of course. The Vinyl Factory reports that Richard D. James has started his direct-to-fans store with reissues of his back catalog including ... I Care Because You Do and newer stuff lik...

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16:30
Pokémon: Magikarp Jump doesn't do enough with...

Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money).

Of all the many hundreds of Pokémon available in the monster-catching franchise today, the lowly Magikarp remains one of the least appreciated. The dopey-looking orange fish have bulging eyes and slacked jaws, and really can’t do a whole lot. But they can jump, apparently, and it’s enough to earn the creatures their very own iOS game.

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15:57
Australia's first vinyl factory in 30 years...

Thanks to new production technology and the support of big companies like Sony, vinyl is hot these days. Trent Reznor is releasing his Quake score for LP, the Contra soundtrack is available as a record at Comic-Con this year, and Blu-ray versions of...

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15:39
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week, IK releases its new Syntronik analog synth beast, we get major price drops on the KORG iOS apps, new software instruments for Mac and much more… more…

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15:06
Missing Malaysia Airlines flight search yields...

In 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 disappeared from radar and a massive search for the missing aircraft ensued. For two years, scientists used sonar to map the seafloor where the plane was thought to have crashed, and then search for any remnan...

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15:03
AWT News Update: July 21, 2017

Image via T-Mobile

Steve's back from a short hiatus; many thanks to Dennis for filling in with a non-verbal podcast of sorts! What do we have for you today?

  • Don't care about the upcoming iPhone 8 but would like an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus? T-Mobile has an amazing deal on the existing iPhones as part of a trade-in plan.
  • We've already told you that South Korea's LG Chem will be making iPhone batteries in the future, but did you know that the former supplier is allegedly working on electric car batteries with Apple?
  • Google Play Music subscribers can now take advantage of their music in CarPlay-equipped automobiles

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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14:41
First Amendment suit halts anti-'Pokémon Go...

A legal battle against AR games like Pokémon Go has been brewing in Wisconsin and this week, the games scored a win. In February, Milwaukee County introduced a new law that required AR game makers to get a permit before their games could be de...

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14:29
Intel: Qualcomm’s iPhone Ban Request is a Ploy to...

Intel submitted a filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission saying Qualcomm’s request to ban iPhone imports is bad for the smartphone market, and goes on to say it’s just a ploy to drive competing mobile device chip makers out of the market.


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14:17
Google tests VR as a replacement for dull training...

We've heard about medical professionals using VR to augment their suites for years, but Google is testing its fit in the broader workplace, starting with employment's least fun experience: Training. The company's Daydream Labs hosted an experiment to...

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14:15
Why WebCrypto Encryption Matters: Apple’s Argument...

You’ll be astonished at the improvements a native way of encrypting things can make.


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14:10
Friday 5: Apple’s Clips update adds a much-needed...

As we noted yesterday, a major update to Apple’s Clips app was released, and it brings several noteworthy features to the table. The update includes animated Disney stickers featuring Micky and Minnie, along with Pixar assets from Toy Story and Inside Out.

Clips is a solid app for editing short videos on iOS, and the 1.1 update makes it even better. It’s why we’ve decided to make this free-to-download app our Friday 5 app of the week.

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14:03
Get Ready For Augmented Reality Maps in iOS 11

One video shows how AR can point out major landmarks in your area, while the other video gives an example of how people will be able to navigate by following lines.


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13:57
Surprise, Verizon Just Pooped on Net Neutrality

If Ajit Pai had an ounce of respect for reality and the American people he serves, he’d fine Verizon for this “test.” He doesn’t. He won’t. We lose.


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13:56
Update to iOS 10.3.3 now: Apple patches serious Wi-...

iOS users should update immediately to version 10.3.3 to eliminate the risk of a Wi-Fi-based exploit that can be carried out by an attacker in proximity to a device—or potentially through a compromised Wi-Fi router—without any interaction from the user at all.

In the iOS 10.3.3 update, Apple patched a bug that arises from how three models of Broadcom wireless chips, which Apple uses in iOS hardware, processes data. The chips are designed for smartphones and tablets, and aren’t used in Macs or other full-featured PCs. Security researcher Rich Mogull of Securosis said, “As described, the Broadcom vulnerability is extremely serious, but we will need to see the full exploit details to determine the real risk to users on all the various devices out there.”

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13:53
iOS 11: How to use the new Live Photos features

Another new addition in iOS 11 is an upgraded Live Photos experience. The features include new effects, adjusting the key photo, and trimming Live Photos. Keep reading after the break for a detailed look…

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13:47
No, the iPhone 8 Isn’t Going to Cost $1,400

The rumored price of the iPhone keeps rising because what else could create such attention and alarm?


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13:05
Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix...




Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content.

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12:36
Apple spends record amount in Washington lobbying...

Apple spent $2.2 million lobbying the Donald Trump administration in Washington D.C. between April 1 and June 30, 2017, according to a disclosure form filed by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives — as noted by recode. That’s almost double the moolah spent on lobbying from the same three month period in 2016.

In its filing, Apple explicitly called attention to its work around immigration. That’s an issue that mattered so much to Apple CEO Tim Cook that he confronted Trump directly about it during a private reception at the White House in June.

However, Apple isn’t the only tech company spending big money on lobbying.

Google spent about $5.4 million and joined Apple in surveillance concerns but also lobbied...

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12:26
Apple names Deirdre O’Brien as vice president of...

Apple has announced thatDeirdre O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named vice president of People, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Now he and other Apple execs won't actually have to deal with people. 

Just kidding. A nearly 30-year Apple veteran, O'Brien will lead all HR [human resources] functions, including talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support, as well as overseeing Apple University.

“As long as I’ve been at Apple, Deirdre has been the glue that bonds our operations, sales, marketing and finance teams to deliver products to our customers,” Cook said in a press release. “Deirdre deeply understands Apple’s unique culture and that people join Apple to do the best work of their lives. She is a superb leader and I’m thrilled she will be bringing her experience and talent to this critical role.”

O’Brien joined Apple in 1988 and today runs a global organization dedicated to delivering the world’s...

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12:12
9to5Rewards: Nodus Access 2 leather portfolio case...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Nodus, makers of high-quality leather iPhone cases and other accessories. The company has three of its Nodus Access 2 cases for iPhone to giveaway to 9to5 readers this week.

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11:40
Google, Apple, Amazon Hit Record Lobbying Highs

An anonymous reader shares a report: The last three months brought record-high lobbying spending from four major tech companies: Google spent $5.93 million, Apple spent $2.2 million, Amazon spent $3.21 million, Uber spent $430,000. Facebook spent $2.38 million this quarter, up from the same period last year but far from a record. Microsoft's bill for the quarter was just over $2 million.


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11:26
Open Source Flaw 'Devil's Ivy' Puts...


Millions of IoT devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks due to a vulnerability initially discovered in remote security cameras, Senrio reported this week. The firm found the flaw in a security camera developed by Axis Communications, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of the devices. The Model 3004 security camera is used for security at the Los Angeles International Airport and other places, according to Senrio. The problem turned out to be a stack buffer overflow vulnerability, which the firm dubbed "Devil's Ivy."

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11:23
New Apple HR Head Has Worked For 5 Apple CEOs

Deirdre O’Brien has worked at Apple for some 30 years, which means she’s worked for five different Apple CEOs: John Sculley, Michael “The Diesel” Spindler, Gil Amelio, Steve Jobs, and Tim Cook.


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11:03
Attorney Rachel Krevans instrumental in Apple vs....




Rachel Krevans, former head of intellectual property for Morrison & Foerster and part of Apple's legal team during its infamous IP courtroom fight against Samsung, died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after losing a battle with cancer.

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11:02
Original Apple Watch Models Could Get Replaced With...

A source within Apple said it’s determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability of stock.


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10:36
Apple promotes Deirdre O’Brien to new VP of People...

Apple has created a new vice president of People position which will be held by Deirdre O’Brien starting this fall. Today’s announcement marks the second newly created position at Apple this week following Isabel Ge Mahe’s move to vice president and managing director of Greater China on Tuesday.

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10:27
Deirdre O'Brien named as Apple's new...




Apple today announced that Deirdre O'Brien, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been named the head of human resources -- a title the company is calling the "Vice President of People."

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10:23
When to Really Force Quit iPhone Apps – TMO Daily...

Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain when and why you should force quit iPhone and iPad apps, plus they look at the BroadPwn hack and how that plays into the iOS 10.3.3 update.


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09:56
Apple’s lobbying spending has spiked to record...

Tim Cook and Apple have had a very public relationship with President Trump during his term thus far. Cook has had several meetings with Trump and various members of his administration, and new numbers revealed late last night show that Apple has spent a record amount of money lobbying Trump…

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09:55
Best Buy is currently selling the HDHomeRun Connect...

If you've been thinking about going the cord-cutter route, consider this a sign. Best Buy is selling the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect for $70 right now. This external TV tuner features two tuners, allowing you to watch over-the-air (OTA) broadcast TV on two sets or to record one show while watching the other.

The Connect's specifications say it supports up to 1080p, but broadcast TV is usually 1080i. That's still 1920-by-1080 resolution, however. The one extra thing you will need in addition to the tuner is a digital antenna.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Sony NC Wireless Headphones $...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:19
Apple lobbyist budget hits $2.2 million, beats...




Apple's lobbyist budget in Washington D.C. has exploded during the Trump admininstration, with the company paying a record $2.2 million in the last quarter.

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09:01
Intel opens fire in solo FTC filing in support of...




Supplementing Intel's presence in a trade group in a previous filing, the company has filed its own declaration with the FTC in support of Apple in its fight against Qualcomm's wireless technology licensing practices for the iPhone 7, and future devices.

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08:54
News: Apple adds new ‘Customer Support’ role for App...

Apple has added a new “Customer Support” role to the iTunes Connect portal for app developers, allowing companies to provide designated representatives with the ability to respond to customer reviews on the App Store. The new role complements the change earlier this year that allowed app developers to begin responding to reviews on the App Store. Previously, only members of the developer’s team with the Legal, Admin, App Manager,…

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08:44
State Farm Sues Apple Claiming Defective iPhone...

Insurance company State Farm is suing Apple over a claim that an iPhone 4s caught fire in a home causing more than US$75,000 in damage.


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08:37
'Shadow Warrior: Special Edition' for...




Two games are being briefly made available to download for free on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, with the 2013 remake of 'Shadow Warrior' for macOS offered by Humble Bundle at no charge until July 22, while 'Yankai's Triangle' is the free 'App of the Week' in the App Store.

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08:34
Fader Stealth Drone: $99

Ooooooh, toys! We have a deal for you on the Fader Stealth Drone. This tiny quadcopter features a six-axis gyro module and a 720p HD camera. You can do flips, and it has LED lights for nighttime flying. It’s $99 through our deal.


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08:30
iOS 10.3.3 Patches High-Profile BroadPwn Flaw

Although Apple didn’t emphasize the importance of the recently released iOS 10.3.3, it patches a particularly ugly security vulnerability found in the Wi-Fi chips of all compatible iOS devices. What about older devices that can’t run iOS 10? There’s the rub.

 

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iOS 11 ARKit demo showcases real world navigation...

Less than two months after the announcement of ARKit with iOS 11 and we’ve seen a plethora of great uses of the tech from developers. From gaming to creative, humorous to utility, there are a lot of use cases. The latest useful example of ARKit shows off how informational augmented reality can make navigation and Maps.

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07:47
FTC examines claims of Amazon using inflated list...




In reviewing Amazon's proposed $13.7 billion takeover of Whole Foods, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly exploring a complaint that the company posts false list prices on its website, making its discounts seem better than they really are.

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While supplies last, shoppers can use our exclusive coupon combined with instant savings to save $300 to $600 on Late 2016 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, plus no tax collected on orders outside NY and NJ. Apple AirPods are also back in stock with free 2-day shipping -- and the Magic Keyboard is now $69 with a $20 mail-in rebate.

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07:20
T-Mobile discounting iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by...

If you’re in the market for an iPhone now and can’t wait for new models later this year, T-Mobile is kicking off a new promotion to discount the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for customers. The deal starts today and discounts new iPhones by up to $400 after trading in a qualified iPhone.

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07:09
Steve Jobs Opera Premieres in Santa Fe this Weekend

If you’re in Santa Fe this weekend maybe you can check out the world premiere of the Santa Fe Opera’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. It’s an opera about the life of Apple’s iconic co-founder and includes key people from his world likeLaurene Powell Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The production has been in development for the past two years and includes top modern opera names like Mason Bates (composer) and Mark Campbell (librettist). The opera opens on Saturday, July 22 at 8:30pm mountain time. You can catch it again on July 26th and several dates in August, too. Tickets are available at the Santa Fe Opera website.


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07:08
Mozilla upgrades Firefox for iOS to version 8.0,...




Mozilla has upgraded Firefox for iOS to version 8.0, with the latest edition of the mobile web browser altering the way it handles tabs, as well as introducing new features including a built-in QR code scanner and a Night Mode that makes Firefox more useful for late night browsing.

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07:00
The Week in iOS Accessories and Cases: Louis Vuitton...

Woo-wee Louis!

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This week’s roundup includes one of the most expensive accessories we’ve ever seen. But don’t worry! There’s affordable cases, speakers, and more, too. Read on!

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06:50
Microsoft revenues up on cloud & Office 365,...




Apple rival Microsoft's revenues were up 13 percent year-over-year to $23.3 billion in the June quarter, with profits of $6.5 billion -- driven largely by its cloud and Office businesses however, as some hardware efforts struggled.

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06:50
Verizon allegedly throttling Netflix & YouTube...

Unlimited data plans have to be one of the most blatant examples of false advertising. Whether you’re grandfathered into an old plan, or buy one today, deep in the small-print will be a note that the carrier reserves the right to throttle your speeds once you hit a certain usage level.

But Verizon Wireless has been accused of taking this one stage further, and throttling Netflix and YouTube usage for unlimited plan users even before they hit the 22GB level at which the company says it may reduce bandwidth …

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06:34
News: Google Play Music gains CarPlay support

Google’s Play Music app has quietly gained CarPlay support in a recent update, allowing users of the streaming music service to more easily access and play content from their dashboard in a CarPlay-enabled vehicle. The addition of CarPlay support isn’t listed in Google Play Music’s release notes, so it’s unclear when the feature actually became available, but the addition of the feature was discovered and reported on reddit…

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06:27
Smart Home Diary: What will & won’t make the cut...

Anyone engaging me in conversation at the moment would be well advised to avoid the topic of realtors in particular, and the joys of finding, buying and selling homes in general.

Progress has been rather frustratingly slow, but we will, at some point, be making the move – and one of the many items on my to-do list has been deciding what will and won’t make the cut in terms of smart home technology …

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06:20
Apple Gets Another Ally in its Qualcomm Patent...

The Computer & Communications Industry Association—which includes companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook—has thrown in with Apple in mobile device patent royalty fight with Qualcomm.


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06:12
proDAD brings its Mercalli SAL video stabilizer app...

proDAD has brought its Mercalli SAL video stabilizer to the Mac after years of being Windows only. Mercalli SAL Mac is a new, full-featured, stand-alone macOS native application. 

It uses the Mercalli V4 stabilization engine to correct shaky, bent, and warped videos. It’s a native 64-bit macOS app loaded with professional features that include two levels of CMOS distortion correction and fisheye warp removal. Automated batch video analysis speeds your workflow and you can preview, trim, and split clips then export rendered video in a wide range of formats including ProRes 4444 and all flavors of ProRes 422. 

Mercalli SAL Mac provides intelligent stabilization profiles (presets) that eliminate the need for manual fine-tune adjustment (though you can also tweak the settings if you wish...

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06:09
Apple could provide Series 1 Apple Watch as...




Owners of the first-generation Apple Watch could find they will be offered a newer model as a replacement if they take their timepiece in for repairs, with Apple said to have advised its retail stores and Authorized Service Providers that they can use Series 1 Apple Watch parts with the original model.

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06:02
Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook align with Apple...

A group representing major tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook has aligned with Apple against Qualcomm by calling on regulators to reject Qualcomm's bid to ban the import of iPhones, reports Reuters. Makes sense. After all, the "enemy of my enemy is my friend."

The lobbying group filed comments with the U.S. International Trade Commission.They argue that banning Apple from importing foreign-assembled iPhones that use Intel chips - as Qualcomm wants to see happen - would cause "significant shocks to supply" for phones and would hurt consumers.

"If the ITC were to grant this exclusion order, it would help Qualcomm use its monopoly power for further leverage against Apple and allow them to drive up prices on consumer devices," Ed Black, the CEO of the group, said in a statement. “What’s at stake here is certainly the availability of iPhones and other...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: TigerVPN Lifetime Subscription

In our iLounge Deal for today, we’re offering a Lifetime Subscription to TigerVPN for only $49.99 — that’s 93% off the regular price. Designed to keep your browsing safe, TigerVPN guarantees that your Internet activity stays anonymous and encrypted from interceptions by hackers, identity thieves, and merely curious data sniffers, and on top of that you can even use your preferred encryption protocol. With 15 nodes in 11 countries around…

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06:00
From Kickstarter to your car: The Gravity X Car Mount

Has this happened to you? You see an innovative design for a car smartphone mount, then notice that it's a crowdfunding campaign... and your interest drops immediately. There are no such worries with the Gravity X Car Mount, as it has made it all the way through a Kickstarter campaign and is now shipping. You can get this versatile car mount for $19.99 through the Apple World Today Deals Shop.

The Gravity X Car Mount is a brilliant design, using the weight of the phone itself to lock a phone in place using just one hand. Here's how it works (from the Kickstarter campaign):

There's no waiting for the crowdfunding campaign to end; just click that link at the top of this post, make your purchase, and you'll have the Gravity X Car Mount in your car in...

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05:52
Rumor: LG to make batteries for the ‘iPhone 9’

Forget the (still unannounced) iPhone 8, we need rumors of 2019’s “iPhone 9.” Oh wait, here’s one:

LG will be the sole provider of batteries for the next ten smartphone, according to the Korean Economic Daily (as noted by AppleInsider), quoting an“unnamed source.”

LG has supposedly invested "hundreds of billions" of won in dedicated battery manufacturing facilities and will be ready to begin full-scale production early next year. According to the Korean Economic Daily, the iPhone 9 (shown in a fanciful mockup by iphone9s.us) will adopt a battery module that is "bent" or extended to one side at its bottom to form an "L" shape. So far, all models of the Apple smartphone have relied on standard rectangular "jelly roll" lithium-ion batteries. 

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